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The radio spectrum is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum from 8.3 kHz to 3000 GHz allocated to some 40 Radiocommunication services in line to the Radio Regulations (RR) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The transmission, emission and/or reception of radio waves for specific telecommunication purposes” of radio waves is strictly regulated by the national administration. Different parts of the radio spectrum are allocated for different radio transmission technologies and applications. In some cases, parts of the radio spectrum is sold or licensed to operators of private radio transmission services (for example, cellular telephone operators or broadcast television stations). Ranges of allocated frequencies are often referred to by their provisioned use (for example, cellular spectrum or television spectrum).

Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He has written for Den of Geek, Fortean Times, IT PRO, PC Pro, ALPHR, and many other technology sites. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.

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